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Ashlee Valdes

Ashlee Valdes (@ashevaldes) is fascinated by new technology and human behavior, a combination which has led her to become a facilitator of innovation methodologies. Drawing from a background in psychology and business she has worked in research management in 3 countries, her native USA, South Africa and the Netherlands. 

Bringing together research, service design and new technology development, she has worked with innovation labs at INFO and Thomson Reuters, on topics ranging from IoT, AI/ML, to fin-tech. Building communities around topics of impact and learning are one of her motivators, and as such she has joined the board of ThingsCon in early 2019.

Ashlee is part of the organising team of ThingsCon and curating the session on storytelling.

Program Day 1

Our program on Thursday the 12th

Day 1 of Thingscon 2019 we will shape the future narratives of the responsible IoT and beyond together. You can dive deep with peers, thought leaders, innovators, and researchers from the ThingsCon community and beyond:

Full program

Program Day 2

Our program on Friday the 13th

Day 2 of Thingscon 2019 is about the current state of the responsible IoT. You can get inspiration from thought leaders and practitioners from the field, get hands-on with the latest tools & insights and be part of the leading discours. To end Thingscon will present a State of the Responsible IoT in 2019:

Full program


12 / 13 December, Rotterdam

Date and time

Thursday, 12 dec. 2019, 09:00 – 19:00 (CET)
Friday, 13 dec. 2019, 09:00 – 20:00 (CET)


Het Nieuwe Instituut
25 Museumpark, 3015 CB Rotterdam (map)

Speakers & hosts

Our speakers & hosts

We are happy to announce our keynote speakers and hosts for sessions and workshops. These include:

Marleen Stikker
Tracy Rolling
Heather Wiltse
Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino
Klasien van de Zandschulp
Mirena Papadimitriou
Davide Gomba
Wouter Reeskamp

But wait, there are many more:

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